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No cure for psoriasis? Are you sure? It can be difficult to find the combination of treatments that works best for a specific individual. Those frustrations can lead to depression, anxiety, and loss of daily productivity and enjoyment.
Argan oil is composed of vitamin E, squalene, and fatty acids. Since psoriasis outbreaks cause the skin to feel dry and brittle, argan oil’s hydrating effects could mean it is one way to help skin feel better. Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin, while squalene is used as a lubricant and moisturizer in cosmetics.
Some Argan oil pharmacological properties are likely to result from its high unsaturated fatty acid content. Oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid, has numerous therapeutic effects that contribute to the important properties of argan oil. Because a linoleic acid deficiency can induce poor wound healing, the high linoleic acid content of Argan oil may contribute to its traditional indication as a cure for skin inflammation.
Many of argan oil’s specific health benefits are attributed to its composition of unsaponifiable matter (although it constitutes a small amount of the oil) and high tocopherol content. The tocopherol content of argan oil is 620 mg/kg, compared to 320 mg/kg in olive oil. There are many pharmacies & clinics promoting Argan Oil now across the globe or 'liquid gold' as they currently call it, but be careful on the brand you purchase as it is common to find adulterated oils these days as the cost of Pure Argan Oil isn't cheap. Always request for a tester and check on the viscosity and texture of the oil. Also, the smell.
Best of luck.
Dr R Balaram
Head of Scientific Research Board
Tel: +6 03 8689 3902